Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The End.

The End

So here we were a few days ago, thinking that the world was going to end (most of us were). The
Mayans made a prediction ages ago, which we upheld & actually thought of something akin to the movie we all must have seen i.e. 2012. We thought of the sky falling on our heads, the ground shaking beneath our feet, all the four elements of Nature- Earth, Air, Fire and Water wreaking havoc on our poor souls. For years different theories have been propounded by scientists, clerics and people (with no jobs I might add), as to how the world will end. An asteroid landing unceremoniously on our beloved planet, followed by all forms of natural calamities that one can think of and the Ice Age catastrophe, or other interesting theories included a virus outbreak that would annihilate us and wipe out our existence from the face of the Earth and my personal favorite- the Zombie Apocalypse (I absolutely love The Walking Dead!).  A thought struck me this morning when I accidentally glanced at the front page of my newspaper, maybe we shouldn't keep waiting for something like the above mentioned things to happen, maybe we shouldn't hold our breaths for a major event that will be earth-shattering (literally), because we don’t need these things to hasten our end. Maybe that’s not how everything is supposed to end. We are so engrossed in these different concoctions about the end of the world that we fail to see that we are already on the path of our destruction. We don’t need ghastly epidemics or Nature’s fury to finish it all, we are quite capable of doing that on our own, evenhandedly.  This is how it is supposed to conclude. Our race is destined to die destroying each other. We will fight, steal, kill, attack, rape, tear each other’s throats out and do other unspeakable things to each other hiding behind a hollow shield of religion, politics, war, greed, lust, administration, law & order, etc. which we will use as an excuse to justify our behavior, and that is how we will die. We are bound to be terminated at the hands of our own evils and we’re already doing that with aplomb. Our line will go down clawing each other’s life out. And the worst thing is we don’t care. What is drawing public ire will soon turn to just another headline as we reach the end of the year. It will be replaced by other innumerable horrendous and heinous acts year after year. We will again follow the charade of acting as we care for a little while then go back to our mundane lives with dexterity. The joke that we now know as democracy will go on changing its meaning by milking people out of its patience. Eventually one day when there’s no trace of hope left, when there’s no further room for progressive reform, when justice remains a mere word from some long lost time, just like characters in a book you hope to meet in real life but we all know that’s never going to happen, then the world will end. As we lose our humanity with each passing day, we still fail to grasp the true meaning of The Apocalypse. One day we will be completely stripped of our compassion and we will go back to that stage of evolution when we were living like cavemen, devoid of civilization and humanity. Hunting, scavenging, and surviving. Regressing to that point from which we began.


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